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Plan Ahead: Microsoft Ignite 2019

As we wrap up Ignite 2018. Dates for Ignite 2019 have been posted. Here is the information for the next Microsoft Ignite Conference from Microsoft. November 4th - 8th | Orlando, FL The biggest, most comprehensive Microsoft technology event is headed back to Orlando in 2019. If you’re inspired by all that’s happening, you won’t want to miss being among the first to know when registration opens up. You can already pre-register for the event, which sold out again this year and boasted some 30,000 attendees.

Hozafa Motiwala by Hozafa Motiwala

The Internet of Things is just getting started

The Internet of Things (IoT) is just getting started. Honestly though, if you think about it, IoT has always been here. In the beginning, we had the internet. Traditionally, the internet’s purpose was to allow devices to serve content from the internet. Now with IoT, we simply alter the paradigm and consider that the device is sending sensor data to the internet. In other words, we have always had the ability to do IoT, but what has changed is the notion around how devices and device data can be used.

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Azure Blockchain Workbench

Bitcoin prices may be falling, but blockchain is on the rise. The general public associates blockchain with cryptocurrencies, but business leaders are focused on blockchain for much different reasons.

Mark Rentmeester by Mark Rentmeester

Using IoT on a Beer Kegerator

Being born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, beer has been a part of most of my adult life. Couple that with my love of technology, I always wondered how I could leverage some cool tech with a beer theme. Since the proliferation of inexpensive hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT), it has now become easy (and cheap!) to provide solutions that can be used to monitor (among other things) beer-related activities. This article will describe and detail the steps I took to create a solution for monitoring beer consumption on a beer kegerator.
 

John Adali by John Adali

Why your peers are adopting cloud storage solutions

While I was at Microsoft in the early Cloud adoption days, there was a lot of celebration surrounding a shift to the Azure. Here we are - eight years after I first started working in Cloud services and going on three years removed from Microsoft - many customers are still adopting basic elements, such as storage, while others are creating new business models leveraging Cloud technologies.
 

Chad Alexander by Chad Alexander

3 Hidden Costs of Going to the Cloud

It seems like everyone one is going to the Cloud these days.  It makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons: Shifts the costs of running your own data center and having to maintain hardware More secure – best of the best are running and monitoring Scalability – Use only the power you […]

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Striping Disks in Azure

Azure disks.  You can do this by using Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 or 2016.  Storage Spaces is similar to RAID or the old dynamic disk technology in Windows and allows you to combine multiple disks into a single volume.  Doing so will aggregate the size and performance of the Azure disks.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Azure Updates

Ignite 2017, held late last month, contained many exciting announcements for Azure.  Here, we'll highlight some of the best new and updated features.  There are many more than can be listed here so be sure to check out this blog post for a complete rundown.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande